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About Otero College

One of the Finest Community Colleges in the State of Colorado

Otero Junior College is a Hispanic Serving Institution

Founded in 1941, Otero College is located on an attractive 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta, Colorado. Otero College is proud of its reputation as one of the finest community colleges in the State of Colorado. Our students can be found working in many of today's high demand careers, including fast-growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. Otero is an accredited Hispanic Serving Institution and provides cutting edge education that offers various two-year degrees, transfer degrees in preparation for four-year bachelor degree programs, and workforce ready certificates. 

Current Online Catalog

View the most current Catalog online which provides current and prospective students with a complete list of programs and the courses required to complete specific academic programs.

At A Glance

Welcome to Otero at a Glance. Find out about Otero College; learn about our History, take a video tour before your visit to campus, request information or personal tour of the campus. You will learn about our who we are, the Student Center, Accreditation, and our Social Media.

Office of the President

Meet Dr. Timothy Alvarez Otero College President, the Executive Board and Advisory Council.

Staff by Department

A directory to find contact information for faculty and staff.

News and Events

A single source for all the latest news on campus.

Campus Info

Find out about the Otero campus and community of La Junta; maps, driving directions, facilities, campus safety, campus bookstore, community services including the SCORE Center, Otero Dance, and the Koshare Kiva.

Employment Opportunities

We strive to provide a professional workplace environment that will attract, employ, and retain a highly qualified, diverse, and enthusiastic workforce. 

Facts & Policies

Otero Facts and Policies details the important facts about Otero and lists the policies that serve to ensure the proper operation of the college. All students and staff are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information at this site including Student Right-to-Know and Academic Policies.

Campus Security & Safety

All students and staff are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information at this site including Campus Security, Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Misconduct. Information about the online Crime Report and Student or Employee Concern forms are found here.

Incident Report Form

Online Concern Form

Otero Publications

Access the publications that keep the students, faculty & staff, and the community up-to-date on college related issues, news, and activities.

Support Otero

The Otero College Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for Otero College. The Foundation partners with donors to support and strengthen the College’s role in serving the educational needs of the community. 

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